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Old 07-13-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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Silver Streak Clipper 4-204

Hey, i know im kinda walkin into a Harley Bar with a scooter, but hopefully you all can help. its awsum an im stoked! But i dont know what year it is. i took some pics, its all original but the roof heat/air. it hasta be past the 50's tho. I think its 23ft. Also, im really bad bout electric. Is the covered outlet on the rear where i hook up? an if so, where would i find a cord like that? its got like 4/5 male prongs. I know, i really wanted a globtrotter but i dont have the cash, an i thought this puppy needed help. anyhelp is really appreciated an i can mail pics. thanks!!
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Old 07-13-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Pretty cool looking trailer!

First off...welcome to the forums! Although this site is dedicated to Airstream products, there's a wealth of cross-over information that you may find helpful.

Here's a great link to a website dedicated to Silver Streak Trailers you may also find helpful. Be sure to check out the Trailer Pictures section. The one you have pictured here looks an awful lot like the detailing on the '55 Jet.

I believe they have an e-mail list linked at that site that you could join as well.

Good luck in your quest!

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wow thanks Shari! I hope i can make mine shine like yours! Thank you thank you thank you!
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First off...welcome to the forums! Although this site is dedicated to Airstream products, there's a wealth of cross-over information that you may find helpful.

Here's a great link to a website dedicated to Silver Streak Trailers you may also find helpful. Be sure to check out the Trailer Pictures section. The one you have pictured here looks an awful lot like the detailing on the '55 Jet.

I believe they have an e-mail list linked at that site that you could join as well.

Good luck in your quest!

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Old 07-13-2004, 04:05 PM   #4
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Great find! Can you take a closeup of that plug? If its anything like the other 50's plugs I've seen, there isn't any plugs that will fit it and you will have to replace it.

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Old 07-13-2004, 04:11 PM   #5
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hey Ken, yea i will take a pic an post it. i think your right bout replacing it an i think it shouldnt be that hard to do (i hope) i have looked all over the net an cant find any info on this thing.
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Old 07-13-2004, 04:31 PM   #6
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wow thanks Shari! I hope i can make mine shine like yours! Thank you thank you thank you!
Shouldn't be a problem! It should polish up just the same...love to see pics of the inside too! You could post them in the photo gallery section at airstreamphotos.com using your same login as here.

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i will add them now, i will figure it out
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Shouldn't be a problem! It should polish up just the same...love to see pics of the inside too! You could post them in the photo gallery section at airstreamphotos.com using your same login as here.

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Old 07-13-2004, 04:49 PM   #8
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Here's a couple of links...
'55 Silver Streak Clipper - This one listed at $12,000 & sold for $9500

Vintage Trailer Directory - Lots of different models, several Silver Streaks with links & email addresses of owners

'56 Silver Streak Rocket - Currently for Sale $2799
I'd say you did pretty well if you only paid $500!

Have Fun!

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Old 07-13-2004, 04:56 PM   #9
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yea i saw those, been lookin for stuff about Silver Streak. mines a Clipper, it was behind a surplus/post office in Etna WY with grass growin up around it, an i felt bad, kinda like passin up a lost puppy, so i turned around, asked if it was for sale an the guy asked 800 but all i had was 5. i was shocked at 8 but bout passed out when he said ok to 5!! i now know the meaning behind "happy camper"
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Here's a couple of links...
'55 Silver Streak Clipper - This one listed at $12,000 & sold for $9500

Vintage Trailer Directory - Lots of different models, several Silver Streaks with links & email addresses of owners

'56 Silver Streak Rocket - Currently for Sale $2799
I'd say you did pretty well if you only paid $500!

Have Fun!

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Old 07-13-2004, 05:37 PM   #10
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What a great find. My father-in-law has a mid 60's Silver Streak that he has reconditioned (not restored) and has been hauling it back and forth from Houston, TX to the mountains in Colorado twice a year for the last 10 years. He also takes it with them to the beach for fishing outings many times a year.

He stripped it and clear coated 4 years ago and it looks great.

Have fun and keep us informed on your discoveries.
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:47 AM   #11
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Measure from bumper to hitch to determine length.
Go to http://tompatterson.com/Silverstreak/Silverstreak.html for info on Silver streaks. I dont know the year but i can tell you for sure it is no older than 1954 as clippers prior to that were pipe frame rocketeer style trailers.
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I'd suggest a google search for silver streak and clipper, see what comes up.
There has got to be a group for these things someplace.
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Dear "Dude":

Generally trailers are measured ball (hitch) to bumper. Typically this adds about 2' to the actual length of the body.

We hope the $500 trailer is in good shape! It may end up being a great deal. Be sure to check out Tom Patterson's Silver Streak site at http://www.tompatterson.com/Silverst...verstreak.html
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No good Google

i have done that, and nothing, there is a webpage for Silver Streak but its like no one uses it?
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I'd suggest a google search for silver streak and clipper, see what comes up.
There has got to be a group for these things someplace.
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